hello i'm new in java programming and i'm actually asked to do a project about movie management, in which i have to use array lists
this is something new for me as it was not part of the course, and i'm having difficulties understanding its concept and how i can implement it in this project, the problem is that it is due within 2 weeks :-(
When starting a complex assignment, it's smart to start with the smallest possible part of the code you can imagine. Write and test just a few lines of code. Then add and test a few more. Every few minutes you have some amount of running, tested code that you can actually turn in for your assignment. Sweet.
List out all the things your program has to do and pick one very simple item. Talk to us about your choice here and we'll see if we can get you going.
This sounds like odd advice the first time you hear it, but consider the opposite ... design and write hundreds of lines of code without being sure any of it works then hope for the best when you finally start it up. That's scary! [ March 21, 2006: Message edited by: Stan James ]
A good question is never answered. It is not a bolt to be tightened into place but a seed to be planted and to bear more seed toward the hope of greening the landscape of the idea. John Ciardi
This sounds like odd advice the first time you hear it, but consider the opposite ... design and write hundreds of lines of code without being sure any of it works then hope for the best when you finally start it up. That's scary!
I would like to add that many very good and experienced developers work with tight code/compile/test cycles. This suggestion isn't just for the newbie. IMHO, it should be considered a "best practice".